Luis Suarez had not scored in three La Liga matches before tonight's clash against Deportivo. It was a stat that summed up Barcelona's alarming slump in form.
Indeed, their three successive defeats in all competitions was their worst run since 2003 and left Atletico and Real Madrid breathing down their necks in the race for La Liga.
But the Catalan club showed their rivals that they are far from finished this season and poor old Deportivo were the team in the firing line.
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Across two stunning halves of football, Luis Enrique's men fired eight goals past the hapless La Liga strugglers with Suarez breaking his goal-scoring drought with a four-goal haul.
That took his tally to an incredible 49 goals in 48 appearances for Barcelona this season. Add to that the three assists he claimed in the same game and you have a pretty impressive performance.
Leo Messi, Neymar, Ivan Rakitic and Marc Bartra scored the other four goals in what was an incredible display from a team hellbent on compensating for their disastrous form.
Here are the pick of the goals:
And here is the best reaction:
Most interestingly, it leaves the race for the Pichichi wide open with Suarez now sitting just one goal behind Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, the Portuguese has the chance to reclaim some ground when his team play Villarreal at 9pm.
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